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Illustrations of Indian ornithology : containing fifty figures of new, unfigured and interesting species of birds, chiefly from the south of India

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Illustrations of Indian ornithology : containing fifty figures of new, unfigured and interesting species of birds, chiefly from the south of India


Published 1847
Topics Birds, Birds
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Plates variously signed: Printed by Litho. C.V. Kistnarajoo; R.E.B. lith.; Leonard Lith.; Miller Lith; Prel. lith Linn imp.; Reeve Brothers; Reeve (London) imp

Originally published in four numbers, 1843-1847

Plates XXVIII and XXXIV have captions printed on cancel slips; plates XL, XLIX and L have plate numbers printed on cancel slips

Plates are hand-colored

There was also an octavo issue, described in J. Anker, Bird books and Nissen, Illustrierten Vogelbücher

Zimmer, J.T. Ayer Lib.

SCNHRB copy (39088015053234) half bound in purple leather and marbled paper boards, title in gilt on spine within decorative bands, sprinkled edges


Publisher Madras : Printed by P.R. Hunt, American Mission Press
Pages 346
Language English
Call number 39088015053234
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Book contributor Smithsonian Libraries
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Reviewer: shyamal - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 2, 2011
Subject: Amazing historic work
This is one of Jerdon's historical ornithology works. Many of the paintings were apparently made by Indian artists. Some of these were traditional experts in talc painting from Trichy who were trained to produce natural history illustrations for Jerdon. In some of the cases, the background of the paintings, branches were added by a Captain S. Best of the Madras Engineers.

Elliot, W. (1873). "Memoir of Dr T. C. Jerdon". Hist. Berwickshire Nat. Cl. 7: 143–151.
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